The nbn rollout across the Riverina and South West of NSW takes another step forward today with work commencing on fixed line broadband services for the town of Balranald.
Farrer MP Sussan Ley said “this faster, more reliable internet will open up a range of fresh opportunities for local businesses, make it easier to be online with family or friends, and allow our local students to better engage with the world”.
“Over coming weeks you will see nbn subcontractors begin connecting up to 800 premises with fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) technology, which is set to deliver wholesale internet speeds at a guaranteed minimum of 25 megabytes per second, some four times faster than most existing ADSL connections.”
“We’ve already seen nbn fixed wireless towers built for a number of local communities and the launch of the new Sky Muster satellites for outlying areas. The arrival of faster fixed-line internet in Balranald, along with Hay and Wentworth in coming months, heralds a new digital era for thousands of homes and businesses in the area,” Ms Ley said.
Welcoming the news, Balranald Mayor Leigh Byron said the arrival of nbn is an exciting time for the local community, adding “it is very important regional and rural areas in Australia can receive all the advantages of faster broadband as quickly as possible”.
As nbn construction is completed over coming months Balranald residents and businesses will be able to sign up to an nbn plan with their chosen retail service provider, and will be supplied with a new modem to enable high-speed broadband. A range of plans with various download quotas and speed tiers are available to suit consumer and business needs.
More than 70,000 homes and businesses across Australia are signing up to the nbn every month, with the Coalition Government rolling out high-speed broadband across Australia in the fastest and most affordable way possible.
More information on how to connect is available at www.nbnco.com.au